Jigawa State was created on Tuesday August 27, 1991, when the Federal Military Government under the General Ibrahim Babangida announced the creation of nine additional states in the country bringing the total number of states then to thirty. The announcement was given a legal backing through the; State Creation and Transitional Provisions Decree No. 37 of 1991.

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Policy, legislation and its implementation
The Jigawa State Rehabilitation Board is a public organisation with focus on the protection, promotion and development of Persons with Disabilities, since the establishment of the Board in 2007, it committed to the implementation of good policies for the plight of PWDs. others include Social Security Allowances to over 7,000  PWDs.

In 2016 with support from DFID, a Law for Safeguarding the interests and welfare of PWDs was enacted, this is second to Lagos state.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
The Law came out at the same time with  State Social Protection Policy and implementation framework has been put in place: Establishment of  Social Protection Council, March 2018, Establishment of Disability Trust Fund Technical Working Group (TWG), April 2018 and Launching of Disability Trust Fund 1st Oct 2018. His Excellency the Deputy Governor is the Council Chairman while Commissioner for Finance  and Economic Planning is the chair for Disability Trust Fund.

Theme: Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination
Year: 2018

Inclusive education sector plans
To ensure that inclusive education has been inclusively achieved in the state. a State Level DFID programme known as Mobilising for Development (M4D) has supported our course thereby encouraging other public sectors to become disability conscious in terms of planning and budgeting, consequent upon that a State Wide Sectorial Community Based Rehabilitation Framework  (CBR) has been developed and implementation is already seeing the light of the day. Positive changes manifest through various disability programmes. 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
An Example of EDUCATION SECTOR CBR 2018 OBJ: Free, functional and qualitative education made accessible to PWDs and their dependents at all levels. SPECIFIC TARGET  =Increase 10% of PWDs and their dependents of school age enrolled into  inclusive schools. STRATEGY Create awareness for parents of PWDs, PWDs themselves & School Based Management  Committees (SBMCs) on the importance of enrolling PWDs of school age into schools. Time Frame 2018   

Theme: Inclusive Education
Year: 2018

Inclusive social protection systems
The Jigawa State Social Protection Policy which has been hugely supported by Save the Children International (SCI) and Action Against Hunger (AAH) is intended to provide the much-needed institutional framework and coordination mechanisms to optimize the impact of existing and emerging social investment interventions as paradigm shift from realm of the traditional “basic social services sector” devoid of a deliberate policy that ensures maximum reach and impact of the interventions on core vulnerable groups.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
The prioritization and sequencing of Social Protection programmes are set out in the context of policy measures, policy objectives and implementation strategies within nine domains. These are:-    i. Education and Health Services ii. Child Welfare and Protection iii. Social Housing iv. Livelihood and Employment v. Social Insurance Schemes vi. Social assistance vii. Micro and Small-Enterprise Development (MSE)  viii. Traditional Family and Community Support ix. Legal Support and Mediation.

Theme: Routes to Economic Empowerment
Year: 2018

New programmes or services
Our policy direction is based on the development of realistic and achievable innovations that will change the lives of PWDs in all ramifications; we believe in partnership, changing agents, catalysis of all new ideas, initiatives, services, programmes and projects that will ensure effective inclusion and participation of PWDs in our state agenda. New programming and services always dictate our policy thrust and direction.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
Improved Institutional Capacity for Service Delivery  ii. Improved access to public services, such as education, health, and water & sanitation iii. A more performance-oriented Public Service geared towards service delivery;   iv. Better resources management in terms of prudence and value for money are necessary for Disability management; v. Improved Business Environment and Investment Climate for PWDs through infrastructural development. 

Theme: Harnessing Technology and Innovation
Year: 2018

Commit resources to support strengthened disability data
Data is considered paramount for any organisational progress and development and poor data or lack of data has far reaching implications for planning and human resources development. Good data for the management of disability affairs has become necessary due to the nature and complexity of disability issue. In an effort to have a reliable data for planning in 2016 a survey on the total number of PWDs was done by the Jigawa State Rehabilitation Board. Supported by M4D

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
In 2016 Data was captured and stored 

Theme: Data Disaggregation
Year: 2018

Women and Girls with Disabilities are worst hit by poverty and all other vulnerability index, therefore to ensure that women and girls with disabilities are squarely protected in every spheres humanly possible, the Jigawa State Rehabilitation Board was key for the development of Jigawa State Gender Policy. This in collaborations with the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, SAVI, DFID, SPARC DFID and State key Ministries of Budget, Health and Empowerment.

Institute the culture of respect for the human rights of women and men, including freedom of expression and the elimination of all negative stereotypical representation of women and girls and presentation of gender issues at various levels of the information dissemination and communication chain by 2013.

Theme: Women and Girls with Disabilities
Year: 2018

Expand conditional and unconditional social transfer scheme for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and  promote the development of micro and small scale enterprises through business training, micro finances. We are to strengthen community and family resources and assets for supporting and caring for the PWDs to shocks and extreme poverty within communities and families ensuring non-discriminatory access to any opportunity.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: 2018

Theme: Conflict and Humanitarian Contexts
Year: 2018